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by clearlybracedmomma23
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm afraid to brush my teeth!
Replies: 9
Views: 2191

Re: I'm afraid to brush my teeth!

i felt this way for a day or two and thankfully i realized i was being silly.i use an electric tooth brush and always get just as enthusiastic as i did before braces.better yet get yourself a water pik too they are great! i hope this helps in getting you over the fear they will break, i promise they...
by clearlybracedmomma23
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did you get a wire change on your first adjustment?
Replies: 27
Views: 9170

Re: Did you get a wire change on your first adjustment?

not my first visit but my second i got moved up to a slightly bigger niti and after that i got moved up one more to another bigger niti that i had for a few months. I'm now seven months into my treatment and i just got bumped up a fourth time finally at my last visit a week ago. I'm now out of the n...
by clearlybracedmomma23
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extremely sensitive teeth?
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Extremely sensitive teeth?

[quote="HeyKay1991"]Hi guys, I've been in braces since May and ever since I've had them, I've noticed my two front teeth are extremely very sensitive. I'm sure everyone has had incidents where they've accidentally knocked a tooth while brushing, flossing or whatever. My teeth get very sore now even ...
by clearlybracedmomma23
Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often are your visits?
Replies: 86
Views: 6254

Re: How often are your visits?

mine are every 4-6 weeks. just depends on what my ortho is trying to accomplish between appointments.
by clearlybracedmomma23
Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Three months in braces , can you see any progress
Replies: 19
Views: 2025

Re: Three months in braces , can you see any progress

i see a ton for progress! those wires sure have straitened out and your teeth look great!!
by clearlybracedmomma23
Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it normal to use power chain on few teeth only ?
Replies: 10
Views: 7463

Re: Is it normal to use power chain on few teeth only ?

totally normal.i had a power chain of just three rings for a couple months to help de-rotate one of my canines. as far as I'm aware you don't get full power chains until near the end of treatment to help finish putting all the teeth in place nice and tight together. i recently came to terms with the...
by clearlybracedmomma23
Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 23 & FINALLY braced! I've only waited 13+ years...
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: 23 & FINALLY braced! I've only waited 13+ years...

I am 26 and about to get them for the first time. I have a similar story...my parents couldn't afford it when I was growing up. I'm taking the plunge not only to gain some confidence with a straight smile, but also to improve my long-term dental health. I am glad you are now receiving the support y...
by clearlybracedmomma23
Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: elastic bands until snap?
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: elastic bands until snap?

I'm under instruction to change mine three times a day (like after breakfast lunch and dinner) and take them out for snacks and put them back in after. your supposed to change them like that because after wearing them for so long the elastic loses its strength from your saliva and donesnt work as we...
by clearlybracedmomma23
Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Impacted canine - gold chain dangling down!
Replies: 12
Views: 5731

Re: Impacted canine - gold chain dangling down!

Update! Went to the orthodontist and he attached the chain to my tooth with a kind of brace glue. Next morning it had fallen down again -___- Rang them up again and they said I can come in this afternoon to remove the chain. But now I'm just worried that they're not going to be able to pull the too...
by clearlybracedmomma23
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: question about elastics...
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: question about elastics...

I've been in elastics for over 18 months and they do cause discomfort if worn as instructed, at least in my case. I would not call it pain, but it is there. If I am not uncomfortable then I must not be doing it correctly. The great irony of orthodontics. thanks for the reply dan! I'm glad its all r...
by clearlybracedmomma23
Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: question about elastics...
Replies: 3
Views: 620

question about elastics...

ive had my elastics on for my overbite for a month now. i wear them rigorously as instructed i want to make the most of my treatment and not slow any progress. my teeth were sore from them the first few days as expected and then it went away...suddenly yesterday my teeth started to feel awfully sore...
by clearlybracedmomma23
Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much did you guys pay for your braces?
Replies: 114
Views: 15348

Re: How much did you guys pay for your braces?

my insurance covers $2,500 of the cost and the rest is on us. we only pay $80/month after a $500 downpayment at the time of starting the contract altogether our out of pocket cost for them is $3,600 absolutely worth every penny and very affordable with such low monthly payments throughout my treatme...
by clearlybracedmomma23
Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What will your celebration be?
Replies: 20
Views: 1256

Re: What will your celebration be?

I'm getting a big bag of cool ranch doritos, a snickers bar and skittles and of course go out to somewhere for dinner to celebrate and eat with a normal mouth for the first time in forever :HugeGrin: its still two more years before any of that happens but something to absolutely look forward to in t...
by clearlybracedmomma23
Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 23 & FINALLY braced! I've only waited 13+ years...
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: 23 & FINALLY braced! I've only waited 13+ years...

touchofhiddencharm its always nice to know I'm not the only one in my early twenties experiencing braces!i can't wait till i reach my year mark.its been going by so fast already I'm hoping it zooms by once I've hit that time mark :D bbqmax don't be afraid! it doesn't hurt getting them on its just so...
by clearlybracedmomma23
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do they clean your teeth before braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 2590

Re: Do they clean your teeth before braces?

i made sure to schedule a cleaning with my regular dentist a week before my braces where scheduled to be put on.